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CATHERINE CONNOR

Professor and Chair
Romance Languages
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-1366
Email Address:cconnor@zoo.uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:Spanish language, culture and literature, 16th and 17th centuries
Biography:Connor is a professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Romance Languages. She is interested in cultural-studies approaches to early modern Spain and Spanish America (the 16th and 17th centuries in particular). Topics of special interest at present include: theories of performance and identity, the study of the lives or writing of/about women and minority groups from the period, research in popular culture (urban and rural), theories oflaughter and the comic, anthropological approaches to literature, and comparative studies with other cultures.She has published articles in several scholarly journals and is author of the 1987 book, "Spanish Christian Cabala: The Works of Luis de León,Santa Teresa de Jesús and San Juan de la Cruz." Her current work in progress is a book on, "Watching for Meaning: Spectators & Closure in Early Modern Public Theaters of Spain."